I think I'll be starting my five dollars a day challenge next week. I want to finish off the produce and stuff that won't last a week before I start. It doesn't make sense to waste food ever, let alone when doing a money saving challenge.I'm feeling pretty good, I have some ideas jotted down already. I also was looking at different articles for recipes for poor college students. I think as it has been for most of my life, lentils are going to be my best friend in this challenge. You can do so many things with them, and save yourself from dying of boredom. I guess they're like that perfect pair of jeans, and you just need some little accessories to "change the look up". I was looking at some websites where people have done this challenge, and some where they've done it with less. Here is a very detailed example. Math is not my game, and I am not a super organized, write everything down, break it down and all of that. So, I'm doing it the super relaxed way. Seven times five is thirty five, so that is what I get to spend for seven days. It will all even out in the end, even if one day I eat six dollars worth of food, and one day I might only eat two dollars worth of food. I'm going to do my best to have variety, and refurbish leftovers. I remember being super poor as a kid, and we sometimes would go weeks of eating the same thing over and over. I've said it before, but you will never see me eat quiche, even if it is vegan ever again in my life. So, variety is going to be my main mission.
I made another budget friendly meal last night. I wrapped some potato wedges in lettuce leaves and dipped in FYH ranch and bleu cheese. Potato wedges wrapped in crunchy lettuce is really a delicious combo if you haven't tried it.